ALTANA Innovation Award for PVC-free sealing compounds used in packaging
Wesel, November 10, 2011. PVC-free sealing compound systems of ALTANA's division ACTEGA have been awarded with the annual ALTANA Innovation Award. The award went to PROVALIN produced by ACTEGA DS, the coating system (protective coating TPE-500-MF and adhesion lacquer TPE-350-1-MF) by ACTEGA Rhenania and ARTiSEAL by ACTEGA Artística. These innovations respond to the legislative requirements and demands of the market to withdraw the use of PVC-based sealing compounds and PVC-based coatings in food containers and packaging.
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"The innovation project of three companies of the ACTEGA division illustrates how innovations are successfully developed and marketed through the use of specific know-how and different development technologies,“ said Dr.-Ing. Georg Wießmeier, Chief Technology Officer of ALTANA. He also pointed out that this cross-company cooperation and the economic success of the products exemplified ALTANA's innovation culture.
The Innovation Award is presented at the annual ALTANA Innovation Conference. For the third time now, the prize is awarded to technically outstanding innovations that are already successful in the market.
The PVC-Free Twist-Off Closures PROVALIN and ARTiSEAL are the “winner products” of the ALTANA Innovation Award 2011. The picture shows the winner team (from left): Dr. José Quibén (ACTEGA Artística), Michael Lucas (ACTEGA Rhenania), Dr. Rüdiger Wittenberg (ACTEGA DS) and Ricardo Lourido (ACTEGA Artística). Also winner, but not on the picture: Dany Mängel, Sebastian Landeck and Heiko Hartstein.